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ACT SUMMARY 2007-2008

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ACT NO. 198


Breach of the peace; assault with bodily fluids

This act makes it a crime for any person to intentionally cause blood, vomitus, excrement, mucus, saliva, semen, or urine to come into contact with a law enforcement officer while the officer is performing a lawful duty. A violation of the act is punishable by up to one year in prison and a $1,000.00 fine, or both. The act also amends the assault statute to create a separate offense for assaulting emergency room personnel.

Effective Date: July 1, 2008.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont